The Night Before Christmas. Here, just in time for Christmas is the Clement Wood poem as produced by the Edison Studios in 1908. It is backed mostly by old cylinder recordings from the same studio and period. It was kind of fun put them together...all from the Archive.
December 14, 2018 Subject:
My Favourite Santa
Santa smokes a pipe and singlehandedly makes the children's toys. At the same time. Impressive. A great pillow fight, a jolly sleigh ride through the snow, an off camera Mrs Claus (tight budget?), several different versions of reindeer. Some more realistic than others. The Night Before Christmas is a charming delight.